|Manufacturer||Fisher Space Pen|
|Brand||Fisher Space Pen|
|Item Weight||1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.75 x 0.32 x 0.32 inches|
|Item model number||400RB|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Material Type||Thixotropic ink|
|Number of Items||1|
|Tip Type||Tungsten Carbide Ball|
|Manufacturer Part Number||9004522|
Fisher Space Bullet Space Pen, Rainbow Titanium Nitride (400RB)
|Brand||Fisher Space Pen|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.75 x 0.32 x 0.32 inches|
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- Writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
- Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects
- All Brass and steel construction
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Tested in Zero Gravity
Made in the USA with US and Globally Sourced Packaging and Materials!
When it comes to pens, if you’re anything like us you can’t settle with just any old plastic ballpoint. You expect and deserve more from your pens - much more. Our 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Boulder City, Nevada, where our products are both hand and machine tested, so you can write confidently with the knowledge that your Fisher Space Pen will never let you down!
The Fisher Space Pen
The secret behind the unique capabilities of our pens lies in the ink cartridge itself. Our refills are hermetically sealed, pressurized with nitrogen gas, and feature a tungsten carbide ballpoint tip - the same extra hard metal that is used to make armor-piercing ammunition. No longer relying on gravity to write, our pens are able to function at any angle, even upside down! In order to prevent leaks from the gas pressure.
- Writes in extreme temperatures from -30 F to +250 F
- Writes underwater and over wet surfaces. Writes at any angle- even upside down.
- Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime promise against all manufacturing defects
Facts and History of the Space Pens:
The story of the Space Pen really begins with its inventor, Paul C. Fisher. Before he took to making pens, Paul worked in an airplane propeller factory during World War II. It was there that he gained valuable experience with ball bearings, knowledge that would come in handy down the road for creating ballpoints. He later went on to invent the 'universal refill' ink cartridge, which in turn led him to create the first 'Anti-Gravity' pen, patented in 1966. Although it is a popular misconception that NASA invested millions of dollars developing an anti-gravity writing instrument, the fact of the matter is that Paul had been working on the design for years and had invested roughly $1 million dollars into the pens development . Truth be told, in the beginning Fisher didn’t even set out to create a pen specifically for the astronauts; he was simply looking to make a great pen that worked without leaking.
In the end he had developed what he considered to be the perfect pen – a pen with ink that would not be exposed to air, rely on gravity, leak or dry up, and that wrote underwater and in extreme temperatures. His breakthrough happened to be perfectly timed with the space race and he offered the pens to NASA for consideration. Two years of testing later and the Space Pen was approved to accompany the Apollo 7 astronauts into space. Despite the old joke that the Russians solved their anti-gravity writing problem by using pencils, Russian cosmonauts actually began to carry Fisher Space Pens on their missions as well, at about the same time that NASA did.
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948. Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum. It became the first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, is arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century. This pen is now all brass with a Rainbow Titanium Nitride finish.When closed, the Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in your wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When open it's a full sized, evenly balanced writing instrument. The patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960's enabling it to write in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit, under water, in zero gravity, at any angle, even upside down.
This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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This pen just doesn't seem as durable as my other Fisher pens. About once a day when I use this, when I remove the cap the entire pen comes apart, the ink cartridge, spring, and cover fall out with the lid. I've tried adjusting it but it just won't stay together for an entire day.
Again, none of my other Fisher pens do this, so it seems there's something special about the finish or materials on this one that make it less sturdy than the others.
Fits in a pair of jeans in the key pocket perfectly. Always get compliments when I have to "whip it out"... instead of using someone else's pin to fill out documents on the fly. Also, super uber impressive when the waiter or waitress has trouble with their cheap pens when taking an order (it does happen enough to make note of that fact). Just remember, if you don't buy a clip, make sure that your pin doesn't rollaway or otherwise get lost! I personally like the non clip versions for its streamline personality. Love my space pen!
NOTE: since people may not realize what it initially is (a space pen)... just be prepared to explain before you get stopped by the TSA or building security in government establishments when you have to check your contents of your pockets. I've had security think that I was carrying contraband (weed) or other illegal items in a unique small silver container... (& I'm pushing 60 years old in a business suit). REALLY, I'VE GOTTEN A COUPLE OF WINK WINKs WHEN SECURITY SEES IT AND ARE SURPRISED WHEN I OPEN IT AND IT'S SIMPLY A QUALITY SPACE PEN.
Honestly, I feel a bit pretentious with such a fancy pen. When I get it out to sign receipts and such, cashiers will usually hand me a pen with the receipt -- but I'm already holding this, and I feel almost compelled to say "Thank you, fine sir, but I've already got my own pen. Cheerio!" I get it out because I enjoy using it, but then I end up feeling like I'm showing off.
To go with this, I also got a purple ink refill (looks better than black coming out of a rainbow-coated pen) and some tiny paper notebooks to keep in my purse pocket. I recommend the smallest size of Moleskine notebooks (28 pages) or the Paperblanks "micro" series (80 pages and very pretty).
The rainbow coating is titanium nitride, the same stuff they use to coat high-end drill bits. It makes drill bits last several times longer, so I expect the coating to be very durable. My other titanium-nitride-coated items are holding up well, like the Tekut LK5050 "Dapper" rainbow knife I keep on my keychain, and I put this pen through a lot less abuse. I expect I'll be happily writing with this for a long, long time.
As far as writing goes, it doesn't write as well as a typical gel pen. The ink doesn't flow as smoothly or easily so the result is more like a cheap Bic. However, each refill is supposed to last at least 3X as long as a Bic and it's a lot more reliable and more convenient to carry.
If you'd like something a little smaller, the Fisher Stowaway pen is nice. It fits easily into the fold of a wallet so it can be carried unobtrusively and still be ready for use whenever necessary. It's basically just a thin aluminum case around an ink refill, but sometimes that's exactly what one needs. It's also cheaper, much less pretentious, and uses the same refills, but it can be a little narrow to hold during use.
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The Fisher Bullet Space Pen is a triumph to behold and a triumph to write with,
I LOVE IT and the rainbow lacquer finish..so sending thanks for the inspirational